"Thanks for taking the time for this interview. Let's start with a simple whiteboard algorithm: can you reverse this string?"
Are we assuming ASCII? If not, define "reversal". Strings encode language, does the resulting sentence need to be meaningful? How do you "reverse" a sentence? Should we bring freetype2 and render the text mirrored horizontally, like text written on glass when viewed from behind? Or should we replace the words with antonyms? Or reverse the contractions, e.g. do -> don't? What about non-English languages? Does RTL text become LTR? What about languages which are written top-down in some contexts, like Chinese or Japanese? I'm only familiar with the semantics of a handful of languages, can we poll the rest of the office to find people who know others? Or maybe you mean we should construct a model of spacetime/linguistics in which language is time-symmetric. That's a cool idea for a conlang, actually. Do you have a copy of the Silmarillion handy?
Gopher was an intermediate phase of our networked world, a booster rocket that the Web used to attain a higher orbit than Gopher could have ever reached on its own. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/02/gopher-when-adversarial-interoperability-burrowed-under-gatekeepers-fortresses
Just found out that 4000 fantastic illustrations from Jules Verne's works are now available at OpenCulture. http://www.openculture.com/2020/02/jules-vernes-voyages-extraordinaires.html
We just published a post with some #FDroid stats from 2019 and a call for support.
My son's #NES has a problem. And now, I have a problem. PPU, maybe? 72-pin connector cleaned 3 times. Whaaaaa...
Why has the palm/pilot-link port been deprecated in FreeBSD? What is wrong with this world? #palmosrules
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